Groombridge Place Gardens & Enchanted Forest
Groombridge Place Gardens & Enchanted Forest


Featured Destination

January 2020: Get Fit on the North York Moors

January is the traditional month for regretting the excesses of December and promising yourself and others that this year you are definitely going ...More
More Uk destinations

Rather interesting Tunbridge Wells facts

Click for places to stay in Tunbridge Wells | Today's best rates | Send in your views of Tunbridge Wells | Read visitor reports

Did you know that the first motor show in Britain (and possibly the world) was held on October 15 1895 in that rather racy spot Tunbridge Wells? The event, organised by the local mayor, took place on the Agricultural Showground there. It boasted a grand total of five vehicles, one of them a Peugeot belonging to Mayor David Salomons, but still attracted the gentlemen of the press and several hundred visitors.

If you like this, Share it

Famous Tunbridge Wells people:

Alec McCowen
David Gower
Kelly Holmes
Tyrone Guthrie

More famous Britons here

Brit Quote:
I am not a heavy drinker. I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop. - Noel Coward
More Quotes

On this day:
Cato Street Conspiracy Exposed - 1820
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages